Tuesday, June 29, 2010

stuff of earth

the stuff of earth competes for the allegiance i owe only to the giver of all good things.

once again i was at kelle's and i so badly want to jump through my screen and be with her-- enjoy with her. I want to experience all the joyful things she captures and writes about.

and then i heard this song. and it made me tear up and smile.

so thankful You keep bringing me back to the truth. no matter how many times You have to. You are everywhere. in every good gift. the author and ruler of it all.

Monday, June 28, 2010

heaven and berries

What a Friday we had. A dear friend was caring for her parents’ farm while they were gone and she invited us to tag along for the afternoon and evening.



We harvested berries, scurried to bring the chickens in just before (and during) a dark afternoon downpour and ate a summer-feast complete with cherry pie. The little feet were muddied and tired by sunset and we piled them into sweet country beds. We sat with our husbands, drank coffee and enjoyed the quiet.

Oh the joy:


There was a perfect field out front back-dropped by a ridge covered in trees. So very pastoral. Watched the rain fall on it, the mist that followed and then the sun that slowly dropped. There is just nothing like that sunset light.



God gives so many beautiful gifts.



I am so grateful that He gives them to me- lets me partake in His beauty. It makes me run to Him with gratitude and praise.

Some of the time.

Sometimes I stare at the hills and trees and long for more. I ache for it all to flood my soul and fill me. I was reminded once again this past week to find my satisfaction and stability in Christ alone. Only He can provide all I need. And I do long for that heaven day when all burning embers within will be quenched by that sea of glass before the altar. oh what a glorious day.

and I'm grateful for both the longing (the reminder of my home) and the brief moments of sweet satisfied gratitude He gives. And Friday had both. And I'm grateful.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

father's day

we went to the mountains- one of jason's favorite places. ate lunch on the blueridge parkway and watched a storm move across the valley. what a picnic.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

i'm here

i know i'm late to the party. really really late. but i love the strange awesome community of blogs. and i wanted to join in. so we'll see what kinds of things happen on this space. God-- i ask that You would glorify Yourself through these cyber pages.